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« on: September 09, 2012, 05:04:49 pm »
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Lawson_White

Senator Hugh Lawson White of Tennessee had some staying power!

By the late 1830s, Jackson's allies had gained control of the Tennessee state legislature. After White refused their demand that he vote for the Subtreasury Bill, he was forced to resign on January 13, 1940.

1825-1940, 115 years.  Nobody is ever gonna top that.

This is according to Wiki.  So it must be right.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2012, 06:48:06 pm »
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An incredible find!  How did the History books miss this?!
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 01:43:11 am »

An incredible find!  How did the History books miss this?!

History books are written by damn Yankees who are jealous of us long-lived Southrons.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 01:19:00 pm »
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And he died in 1840. So we had a zombie senator!
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2012, 05:16:56 pm »
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An incredible find!  How did the History books miss this?!

History books are written by damn Yankees who are jealous of us long-lived Southrons.
It could be argued that Robert Byrd was a Southron...(I hate spell check some times Tongue)
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